|Digital Tipping Point: Scottish Parliamentarian Patrick Harvey 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, Patrick Harvey continues on with the story that he started on the previous segment, segment 003.mpg, about how the electorate is losing interest in the democratic process all across Europe. He feels that it is important for people to feel engaged in the process of governing, and feels that mass electronic communications have added to the electorate's feeling of bei...
Keywords: Patrick Harvey; Harvey, Patrick; Scotland; Parliament; Green Party; Glasgow; trust voting machines; voter turn-out; political organizing; printing press, open source as
|Digital Tipping Point: Nelson Pavlosky, Co-founder of Free Culture.org 06 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, director Paul Donahue asks Nelson a really good question: what difference would it make for Diebold to have produced a voting machine with open source code? Nelson says that first of all, remember that open source software is not pixie dust, and is not going to solve all software problems...
Keywords: Nelson Pavlosky; Pavlosky; voting machines; elections; trust elections; voter turn out and trust; trust voting machines; Swarthmore College; Mac, OpenOffice.org on; OpenOffice.org; college students, using open source; user-friendly software; user-friendly GUIs; GUI, user-friendly; Microsoft pressuring US agency re Internet Explorer; Internet Explorer as virus magnet; viruses and Internet Explorer; OpenOffice.org as a replacement for Microsoft Office; coolness of open source software; college students imitating others in using open source software; viral trends of adoption rates of new technology; open source applications used more than open source operating systems